Film Events

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 301

Every day more than 90 Americans are shot and killed -- and hundreds more are injured. So what is keeping America from finding common ground on preventing gun violence? Through the lens of families affected by shootings in Chicago, Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista, Tucson, the film examines why many politicians are refusing to act and what a growing movement of Americans are doing to change that. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric (the team behind the 2014 Sundance Film...

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. (2016|106mins)
IMDb entry - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083452/

"…by the time it comes to Eddie’s big moment, teetering at the top of a potential fatal drop, you’re willing him, internally screaming him, to victory even though you know there’s...

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

It's the age-old tale: the girl's into a guy that barely knows she exists. While all Chiyo can think about is Nozaki, all he cares about is his manga deadline looming over his head. But when Chiyo attempts to confess to Nozaki, a bit of confusion causes her to instead become his assistant! As Chiyo reluctantly agrees to lend a hand she discovers Nozaki isn’t just any manga author, he’s the famous Yumeno Sakiko who writes one of the most popular shoujo manga of all time.
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Fri, 07/01/2016 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Join us at the Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday Nights in July and August for award winning, thought provoking International Independent films. (non-English language films are sub-titled.)

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Badlands directed by Terrence Malick. An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKykxE7CBbc

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
IMDb page - www.imdb.com/title/tt0099740

"An uncompromising and brutal little independent shocker, Hardware is a sci-fi/horror hybrid that mixes incredibly intense violence and tension with surprisingly intelligent social commentary. Although the film’s...

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 1:30pm
Pinney Library

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (2016|108mins)
IMDb entry - www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356

“Just when it was looking like animated animal movies had run out of anything original to say, along comes the smartly amusing, crisply relevant Zootopia to handily demonstrate there’s still plenty of...

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

USA/ 2012 / documentary / English / 115 min.
The Interrupters presents unforgettable profiles in courage, as three former street criminals in Chicago place themselves in the line of fire to protect their communities. The two-hour film follows the lives of these “Violence Interrupters,” who include the charismatic daughter of one of the city’s most notorious former gang leaders, the son of a murdered father, and a man haunted by a killing he committed as a teenager. As they...

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Join us at the Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library at 7:00 p.m. on Friday Nights in July and August for award winning, thought provoking International Independent films. (non-English language films are sub-titled.)

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 1:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for a film screening and presentation about The Friends of Sid Boyum fundraising project to save the work of Madison's iconic folk artist, Sid Boyum!

The Sid Boyum Sculpture Project, a film by Gretta Wing Miller, is a documentary follows the course of a public art project on Madison's near east side, where residents became curators for a collection of concrete sculptures by artist Sid Boyum.

Following the film, Friends of Sid Boyum representatives, Karen...